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A Youkilis bidding war

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08:15 AM ET 10.18 | While the White Sox might like to re-sign Kevin Youkilis, the third baseman may have other suitors. [Some] see the rival Indians, who've hired his friend Terry Francona to manage, as a potential threat to try to sign Youkilis now. The Indians' interest is mostly in the speculative stage, but it makes sense. The Indians could use hitters, and especially righthanded ones. The White Sox are expected to decline Youkilis' $13-million option for 2013 (and instead buy him out for $1 million), but they loved Youkilis' contributions and especially his fit in their clubhouse. They would very much like him back. ... Other teams could have interest, as well, including the Phillies, who will seek a third baseman.

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October 18, 2012  08:20 AM ET

He who sneers last, sneers best.

October 18, 2012  08:38 AM ET

He's not going to make 13 million where ever he ends up. I can't blame a team for taking a shot for short money concidering his injury record.

October 18, 2012  08:51 AM ET

Of course Chicago loved him...just not $13 million worth of love......

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October 18, 2012  09:16 AM ET

This story is music to his agents ears a BIDDING WAR.

October 18, 2012  11:30 AM ET

He has said that he would like to finish his career in Cincy.

October 18, 2012  12:14 PM ET

3rd basemen are hard to find, but I would think a rebuilding team like Cleveland would not want to bring in an old guy with a questionable back. Staying with Chicago for a reduced price sounds like the most sensible option.

October 18, 2012  12:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

3rd basemen are hard to find...

A-Rod is available, I hear.

/trololol

October 18, 2012  01:18 PM ET

Rangers could use him at 1st base and DH

October 18, 2012  04:35 PM ET

The guy quit on the saux of Boston, that and his age might bring his value down!

October 18, 2012  05:03 PM ET

youkillis has two big oportunities either with the white sox or the indians, wherever he feels more comfortable!!!!

October 18, 2012  05:03 PM ET

youkillis has two big oportunities either with the white sox or the indians, wherever he feels more comfortable!!!!

October 18, 2012  05:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

old guy with a questionable back.

rodriguez its too old and with too many injuries on his body!!!

October 18, 2012  05:18 PM ET

youkilis could be playing at any place in the next season, the white sox and indians could pull some offers as late as winter time ,,,

October 18, 2012  05:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

He has said that he would like to finish his career in Cincy.

youkilis could be playing at any place in the next season, the white sox and indians could pull some offers as late as winter time ,,,

October 18, 2012  05:39 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

He's not going to make 13 million where ever he ends up. I can't blame a team for taking a shot for short money concidering his injury record.

youkillis shouldn't get a big contract, all because of his injury-prone record,,,

October 18, 2012  05:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Rangers could use him at 1st base and DH

rangers have too many firstbaseman, but they could use him as a DH or perhaps the rangers should try him in the reliever spot?? who knows he may ending be the right answer for their bullpen!!!

October 18, 2012  10:21 PM ET

I'd like to see him n a Blue Jays uniform.

October 19, 2012  10:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

He has said that he would like to finish his career in Cincy.

Number one where are you going to play him, not at first or third, and second the Reds will not pay You the kind of money he is looking for.

 
October 19, 2012  10:03 PM ET

.235/ 19 HR. bad back, getting older, defense declining even when he can play--what am I bid?

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